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Windows 7: Windows 7 crashes when using any 3d program

23 Mar 2010   #1
jcwin7noob

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 crashes when using any 3d program

I recently installed Windows 7, and after many hours of frustration, I finally found graphics card drivers that worked. I have aero enabled, and all the effects are beautifully smooth even when running a LOT of programs. However, whenever I run anything 3d, like chess titans, blender(3d modelling software) the computer just freezes completely, can't move mouse, type, ctrl-alt-delete does nothing etc. I have to do a hard restart every time. This is really frustrating as I expected a much better experience considering my hardware is fairly new. Its kind of dissapointing, as when I put any linux disk in and run linux without installing, everything works perfectly, no mucking about necessary.

Any one know why this is happening?

p.s. Having a look at another forum, it sounded like it might be temperature related but, playing 3d stuff in xp/linux runs fine at much higher temps than win 7 is at now...



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23 Mar 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums. Things that get my attention. MB Unknown. Should want to make sure you have the latest chipset drivers. Win 7 32 or 64 bit version? 512mb memory. And lastly PSU Unknown. I would definitely suggest more memory. And you may not be able to run Areo with 3d apps. Fabe
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23 Mar 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Sounds like not enough RAM and video RAM.

~Lordbob
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